Dyslexia Awareness Month is helping communities across the province, such as Portage la Prairie, acknowledge that schools, families, and communities need to better understand dyslexia and its impact on learning and well-being.

Wayne Ewasko, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning, proclaimed October as Dyslexia Awareness Month for all schools within Manitoba.

Portage la Prairie School Division Superintendent Todd Cuddington says that schools in the community are taking the month seriously.

"The Learning Disabilities Association amounted to estimates that 10 to 15 per cent of the Canadian population struggles with the learning disability and up to 80 per cent of children with learning disabilities have difficulty learning to read."

Cuddington says that Dyslexia Awareness Month highlights the need for educators to continue building upon their awareness and skills to respond to all students' diverse literacy learning needs.

"I just want to say thank you to all of our teachers for the work that they do, helping students to overcome some of the challenges presented by dyslexia."

Cuddington adds that Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning is committed to improving literacy and numeracy outcomes for all students in Manitoba.

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